May Elizabeth Cook
(1863 - 1951)
May Elizabeth Cook was active/lived in Ohio. May Cook is known for sculptor-figure, bas-relief portrait.
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Biography May Elizabeth Cook
The following, submitted November 2004, is from William M. Cook, great-nephew of the artist.
"Our family has her actual birth-date as 12/31/1863. Some published material shows 1864. She was born in Chillicothe, OH with the name of Mary Elizabeth Cook, but later (date unknown) began using May instead of Mary.
She is probably most known for her creation of the "Peter Pan" figure atop the fountain in front of the Columbus Public Library. She also created bronze bas-relief sculptures of Rutherford B. Hayes, Warren G. Harding, James Garfield, and others, on display in the main corridor of the Ohio Supreme Court Building, Columbus, OH.
In 1918, she enlisted in the Army's Women Volunteers and became involved with the rehabilit
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